Day: July 10, 2019

Opportunities – Pick of the Week: W5 Productions seeking one act plays for Mental Health Festival

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun. This week’s pick: W5 Productions seeking one act plays for Mental Health Festival Description: W5 Productions is a …

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Women Writes Festival seeking shorts for performance at the Arcola

The first Women’s Writes Festival will take place at The Arcola Theatre on Sunday 29th September! If you’re interested in getting involved as a Playwright then read on….   About Women’s Writes Women’s Writes is a festival of new writing showcasing female voices. The aim of the evening is to promote female identifying playwrights and …

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An Introduction to Playwriting 2 (writing workshop in Southport)

An Introduction to Playwriting 2 is run by Helen Jeffry and takes place in Southport. It will look at creating characters, subtext and writing dialogue with a focus on monologue/duologues. No previous experience needed – just an interest in theatre. How to book: for more information, email Helen at: errohemi@outlook.com Date of workshop: Monday 12 August …

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Roar Callout: The Marlowe seeking Theatre Creatives

“A brave world: full of religion, knavery and change, we shall shortly see better days.” Aphra Behn (Kent-born playwright) 1682. This is an open call to writers, artists and theatre-makers with links to Kent to respond to Aphra Behn’s quote and the issues of our turbulent times. Kent’s shoreline faces Europe; our transport links form …

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QTIPOC Writer Commission, West Yorkshire Queer Stories (paid)

West Yorkshire Queer Stories is a large scale Heritage Lottery-funded project collecting & preserving LGBTIQ+ experiences and objects across the region. For too long vibrant QTIPOC LGBTIQ+ histories have been ignored or seen as unimportant, but they aim to change that! As part of the project’s outreach, they’re commissioning artists to create work inspired by …

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Danse Macabre Productions In Association with the London Horror Festival Presents the 2019 London Horror Festival Playwriting Competition

The London Horror Festival continues to support emerging talent with their annual playwriting competition. In collaboration with Danse Macabre Productions they are aiming to promote the representation of LGBTQIA+ writers and characters within the genre. Who can apply:  you must either be a playwright who identifies as LGBTQIA+ or have a protagonist or multiple leading …

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LPW: The Redrafting Programme Course back for 2019

Following the success of last year’s Redrafting Programme, our popular Redrafting Course is back for 2019! If you want to redraft your play with practical masterclasses, tailored feedback, and dramaturgical support, read on! Ever wanted the information from a practical workshop paired with individual feedback tailored especially for you? Then look no further than the …

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Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing – for the Playwright

In this post, playwright, dramaturg and LPW script reader,  Nika Obydzinski discusses how Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing can be used as a toolbox for playwrights… This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr’s groundbreaking masterpiece Slaughterhouse-5, his third novel. Before he became a novelist, Vonnegut cut his teeth …

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